Our state parks and recreation areas are open for fishing, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, camping and other recreation that provides adequate room for proper physical distancing among guests who are not experiencing signs of illness.
Located in the western Sierra Nevada of California, Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular sites in the world. Full of lush sequoia groves, waterfalls, mountains, glaciers, and more, almost 95% of the park is designated to natural wilderness.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area
“ Nebraska reaches an all-time high of No. 3 in the Best States rankings thanks to its low business costs and business-friendly regulatory climate,” Forbes reported.
Nebraska is the birthplace of the Reuben sandwich. Spam (canned meat) is produced in Fremont. Nebraska has the U.S.’s largest aquifer (underground lake/water supply), the Ogalala aquifer. Nebraska has more miles of river than any other state.
Swimming . The Family Aquatic Center includes a swimming pool with two water slides, diving area, zero-entry wave pool , sun deck and concession area. The center is open Memorial Day through Labor Day with reduced hours starting in mid-August. The pool closes for the season after Labor Day.
The City of Omaha parks are open daily and close from the hours of 11 pm to 5 am. For a better search on everything park -related visit our NEW Park Finder to find parks , community centers, pools, golf courses, and more near you.
Get away and unwind by planning a camping trip at a Nebraska state park. Several parks across the state offer accommodations for tent and/or RV camping . Many locations offer modern shower and restroom facilities as well.
Anyway, Glacier has the edge for hiking spectacular alpine scenery; Yellowstone , in addition to the unique thermal features has some really nice scenery of its own, and is probably the single best place to view wildlife in North America. You decide. If you can only see one park, see Yellowstone .
Yosemite is much more crowded, but much more accessible, while Yellowstone has a feeling of wide open space with lots of driving. You will very likely see some deer and could see bear, although I have been to Yosemite 9 or 10 times and never seen a bear there.
Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve
6 of America’s Most Dangerous Hiking Trails The Maze, Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Mist Trail, Half Dome, California. Skyline/Muir Snowfield Trail at Mount Rainier , Washington. Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona. Rover’s Run, Anchorage, Alaska. Devil’s Path, Catskills, New York.
In June 2017, a North Carolina man suffered severe burns when he fell into a hot spring in the Lower Geyser Basin north of the Old Faithful area. A year before that, an Oregon man died when he went off a boardwalk and fell into a hot spring that was 212 degrees Fahrenheit. His body was not recovered.
Drowning, motor vehicle crashes (MVCs), and falls are the leading causes of unintentional deaths, in that order. This trend has been consistent since 2007.